It will take 880 years to achieve UN ocean conservation goals, at this rate (commentary)

The ninth Our Ocean conference takes place this week in Athens, Greece. It is the largest and highest profile conference of its kind, and attracts presidents and celebrities, who all…

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The potential for tracking wildlife health & disease via bioacoustics is great (commentary)

Vocalizations have the capacity to illuminate valuable information about an animal’s health and wellbeing, if we are willing to put in the effort to listen. The first time I appreciated…

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New technologies to map environmental crime in the Amazon Basin (commentary)

Environmental crime slows climate action, deters investment in nature-based solutions, and undermines the green transition. Around the world, land grabbing, illegal deforestation, illicit mining, poaching and a rash of other crimes are…

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Analysis of largest elephant surveys ever shows stable population, but disturbing trends

Ten years ago, says Mike Chase, the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area was one fluid contiguous elephant habitat. “An elephant could be in Botswana in the morning, midday in Zimbabwe…

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‘The Javan tiger still exists’: DNA find may herald an extinct species’ comeback

JAKARTA — Ripi Yanuar Fajar and his four friends say they’ll never forget that evening after Indonesia’s Independence Day celebration in 2019 when they encountered a big cat roaming a…

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A tiger cat gains new species designation, but conservation challenges remain

In 2024, Latin America’s tiger cat, previously recognized as two species, was determined by scientists to be three species — a taxonomic reshuffling that has major conservation implications for these…

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